The project’s objectives are to improve the employability of job seekers, reduce the e-skills shortages on the EU labour market, improve the quality of Vocational Education & Training (VET) in the field of e-Jobs and make VET more transparent and comparable at European level.

PIN is a concrete answer to the opportunity identified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its 2008 ICT Report: “ICT skills are an important contribution to growth […] Over 4% of total employment is in ICT specialist occupations, over 20% in intensive ICT-using occupations.[…]”. The PIN partners believe that the opportunity is even larger if one takes into account the knock-on benefits that can be reaped from training a broad section of the workforce in low/medium level ICT and media skills.

At the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, employment opportunities requiring ICT competencies are already plentiful, but vacancies are difficult to fill as qualifications do not match with the requirements of the employers.The PIN network will contribute to addressing this challenge by fostering better interaction between key stakeholders involving:

  1. Industry organisations which have in-depth experience of e-Jobs, Internet-related jobs and direct access to SMEs (technology suppliers and users);
  2. VET institutions with a focus on e-Jobs and Internet-related jobs;
  3. Relevant public authorities and intermediary organisations.

Project Partners:

EMF – The Forum of e-Excellence (UK)

GAIA (Spain)

Matisz, Hungarian Association of Content Industry (Hungary)

Euproma (Germany)

DEKRA Akademie (Germany)

Fachhochschule fĂĽr Oekonomie & Management (Germany)

Hellenic Open University (Greece)

Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland)

Maison pour la Promotion Sociale (France)

SwissMedia (Switzerland)

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The PIN project is co-funded by the Leonardo da Vinci programme of the LLP of the European Commission.

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